Amodu Shaibu, A Former Super Eagles Coach Dies At 58


Amodu Shaibu, a former Super Eagles coach and Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has died at the age of 58. Amodu died in Benin City three days after former captain and coach, Stephen Keshi died. It was reported that Amodu complained of chest pain late Friday evening before being found dead on Saturday morning. A source said his body has been deposited at a morgue.

Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick said: “This is another tragedy too many. We are still talking about Keshi’s death, and now Amodu is gone. I’m short of words.”

Sunday Oliseh, another former coach, who played under Amodu described the death as a “horrible news.” Oliseh wrote in his Twitter page:

“Waking up to another devastating horrible news: Amodu Shuaibu,former coach of Nigeria is proclaimed dead! 1st Keshi & now this.God help us!”